LOVE WITHOUT REASON INC

Until the World is Cleft Free

Chattanooga, TN   |  www.lovewithoutreason.org

Mission

To fight human trafficking, to prevent it and to end it before it starts. LWR fights human trafficking in serving those children, women and men currently suffering in forced labor and/or slavery conditions by teaching women trapped in slavery basic businesses sustainable skills and set them free. LWR is dedicated to helping children and adults born with facial birth defects by working with our US and international partners to bring life-changing, reconstructive surgical procedures to those of the developing world. LWR understands that when natural disasters strike, children and youth are at high risk for being trafficked in the chaos that follows a disaster. We are committed to take measures to end human trafficking of these vulnerable potential victims, before it even starts.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO & President

Mr. Santhosh Mathews

Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer

Mrs Susan Kay Mathews

Main address

P.O Box 21009

Chattanooga, TN 37424 USA

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EIN

26-1640273

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

LWR has researched and studied various models and methods at identifying the patients with facial deformities in the unreached areas of India and the findings are shocking. For a person to be fully integrated into society with self-esteem and confidence, one must go beyond simply correcting the facial structure and help with speech and occupational therapy. A recent study in rural India about cleft afflicted families, found: •92% cannot afford the cost of surgery •30% are not aware this can be corrected •Hospitals are not approachable Parents attribute the facial deformity to “Gods will” and to the sins committed in the past life. Babies with facial deformities are considered cursed and live in social isolation and humiliation. Patients with uncorrected conditions lose self-confidence and self-esteem and have developmental delays. Many of these children are raised as “organ donors” by “organ harvesters/traffickers” who traffick human organs for obscene profits.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Until the World is Cleft Free

The International Craniofacial Institute reports that one in 700 children worldwide are born with a cleft lip or palate. Each year about 35-40,000 babies are born with clefts in India, while one in thousand babies on an average are born in Africa with the same birth defect. Most of these babies do not receive the surgeries they need, due to poverty, they are condemned to suffer their whole life in isolation and shame. There are over 1 million cases of untreated clefts in India; not to mention millions of others who need further surgeries to correct the deformities. Zimbabwe has a 5-year backlog of cleft surgeries due to lack of craniofacial surgeons.

In unreached poverty stricken areas where education, resources and information is scarce, children with craniofacial deformities are left to live a life of humiliation and reproach. Untold numbers of afflicted girls are considered cursed and are killed at birth or abandoned. Many of these children are raised as “organ donors” by “organ harvesters/traffickers” who traffick human organs for obscene profits.

Love Without Reason motto to Work Until the World is Cleft-Free has guided our organizations mission to provide cost-free surgeries to those in impoverished countries around the world.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of cleft surgeries performed

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of 2020 August we are at about 700 surgeries

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of August 2020, it is estimated that LWR would have spend 50000 on food donations

Help Rehabilitate Sex Workers

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

I. Africa on our mind: LWR entered Africa in 2017 and conducted a medical mission to help 60 children with cleft surgeries in 6 days. After successful completion of that project, LWR has completed a total of 6 missions to Africa and conducted nearly 300 surgeries in this short period. We hope to conduct similar medical missions in 7 African nations by 2023. Nations under consideration are: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Nigeria, Zambia, and Ethiopia.

II. LWR has initiated dialogs with several state governments of India to offer cost-free craniofacial surgeries for the poor across the country of India. Love Without Reason intends to reach the under privileged population of 10 States in India by 2023.

LWR has initiated several strategic partnerships across the continent of Africa to help children with clefts and those who are trapped in human trafficking networks. Currently the organization has a network of volunteers and corporate partners that help us in getting the word out to the masses. LWR has also tied up with several hospitals in the target countries to provide cost free surgeries.

In Africa, LWR has a team of over 300 volunteers that help provide the much needed services to our patient population. LWR also has extensive experiences in Medical Missions and anti human trafficking initiatives. Our strength is in our people and partnerships.

LWR has accomplished the following

1. Provided nearly 700 patients with cost- free cleft and carniofacial surgeries
2. Helped hundreds of women learn business sustainable skills to empower them to be free from the evils of sex trade
3. Conducted over 65 medical camps in India and Africa for clefts
4. Provided outreaches into more than 100,000 villages and communities in educating the masses about the evils of sex trafficking
5. Our motivational speakers have reached millions of people with the message of LOVE, JOY and PEACE.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LOVE WITHOUT REASON INC

Board of directors
as of 8/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Christy Mathew

Lisa Bourland

The Father's House

Pramod Mathews

Dr. Linda Kurian

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/13/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
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Female
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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